Touring public gardens is a great way to find inspiration. I recently had the opportunity to tour Tower Hill Gardens in Boylston, MA (http://www.towerhillbg.org/) which serves as the headquarters of the Worcester County Horticultural Society [WCHS]. WCHS was incorporated in 1842 as a non-profit educational organization for the purpose of advancing the science and encouraging and improving the practice of horticulture. What a gem it is!
|The welcoming entrance
The garden is small, but welcoming. After passing through the entrance, you are embraced by a vegetable garden dotted with ornamental plant supports.
|The vegetable garden
|Amazing texture and color contrast
Around the corner from the vegetable garden is a cottage garden where modern and old combine in an interesting and harmonious way.
I took a quick tour of the courtyard before I left. It was a more formal place, but equally beautiful. I particularly loved the fountains and urns that were perfectly balanced with grasses and vines.
I hope you enjoyed my tour of Tower Hill. It truly is a magical, comfortable and inviting public space. Until next time…..